We are ZHIYUN Tech, for the past 5 years we devote ourselves in the gimbal industry. We made gimbals for DSLRs, Mirrorless, Point and Shot, and Cellphone Cameras. But this time, we made a gimbal for every videographer like you and me. Driven by our core belief 'everyone can be a filmmaker', the ZHIYUN Smooth-Q2 is an affordable, pro-performance, real pocket-sized gimbal suitable for day to day filmmaking.
Why do we want to make a pocket size gimbal?
Gimbal in the past is not compact. It can never fit into your pocket for day to day shooting needs. So most of the time it ends up eating dirt in your room. That is why we think it is time for us to make a difference by designing a pro-performance gimbal that can fit into your pocket easily. Also the Smooth-Q2 is super low-profile which make it especially good when you want to do vlog or street snapshots.
What we have improved?
We completely redesigned the motor and structure to make Smooth-Q2 a small mobile gimbal ever without sacrificing the performance. And we also utilized a full aerospace grade aluminum alloy body to enhance the strength and stability of the gimbal. In one word, it is smaller and stronger!
And we didn't stop at shrinking the size.
We also made Smooth-Q2 the most user friendly gimbal. Smooth-Q2 supports your native phone camera app via Bluetooth connection, with 1 sec quick install clip with pre phone balance, Smooth-Q2 is functional just out of the pocket.
How does SMOOTH-Q2 look?
So here we have it.
pocket size, easy to use, durable, and creative
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Smooth-Q2 is the pocket size mobile gimbal device by ZHIYUN with a trendy yet minimalistic design. With reduced size, the smooth silicon casing gives Smooth-Q2 a comfortable grip when you need to hold it for a long time. With Smooth-Q2, you can now record your life anytime, anywhere.
Utilizing the quick release latch design, SMOOTH-Q2 is able to transform your smartphone into a professional camera within a split second. Providing an easy transition between standby mode and shooting mode, SMOOTH-Q2 is ideal for street snapshot and to capture precious moments. Most importantly, Smooth-Q2 does not require any re-balancing when the clip is re-attached back. With the smart quick latch design, SMOOTH-Q2 is hassle free and provides greater convenience for filmmakers.
Smooth Q2 simplified all the controls to one LED indicator, two buttons and one 5 way control joystick, which is intuitive and convenient without much learning cost. The common ¼’’ screw thread fitting makes Q2 compatible to most add-on accessories in the market. Combining the new vertical shooting function, it is versatile and convenient for vlog and live broadcast. Plus a sleek cylinder-shape body, Q2 can balance by itself (with phone mounted) without Tripod.
With our advanced technology, SMOOTH-Q2 can control IOS and Android native camera via Bluetooth connection without using the ZY Play APP.
Use ZY Play APP with your smartphone to unlock different filming mode. ZY Play APP offers a plethora of features such as intuitive editing function and various manual settings such as ISO and shutter speed. With such a powerful creative tool, you can achieve DSLR quality shots with your phone.
The SMOOTH-Q2's motor durability has improved significantly with a maximum payload of 260g. Additionally, with its improved durability, Q2's motor can work 3000 hours continuously.
Built from aerospace grade aluminum alloy material, SMOOTH-Q2‘s arm and motor have greatly improved in its durability and reliability, with enhanced texture. SMOOTH-Q2 is designed as a truly compact device to withstand heavy load with higher stability and better performance producing better image quality. Although the material is improved, but Q2's weight is reduced to 380g (excluding battery).SMOOTH-Q2 is naturally small but with pro-performance and better stability.
Smooth-Q2's battery life is able to work for 16 hours continuously under normal filming condition which is 30% longer than previous generation. In addition, Smooth-Q2 has a micro-USB port that allows it to work as power bank to charge your cellphone. So you will never have to worry about missing any important moments in life. Moreover, Q2 uses a common 21700 lithium ion rechargeable battery that powers Q2 seamlessly. It can be taken out separately for charging through a charging device. At the same time, other 21700 batteries can also be used (however, we do recommend you to use the original batteries provided by us inside Q2).
Smooth Q2 supports 360 degrees of rotation and has 3-axis stabilization, containing a Tilt motor, a Roll motor and a Pan motor. These allows Smooth-Q2 to create a lot of crazy preset movement to make your video more enjoyable to watch. Overall, Q2 is the perfect mobile gimbal for both film experts and amateur, allowing you to explore unlimited possibilities that you can achieve with your mobile phone.
Smooth-Q2 has advanced time lapse, motion lapse and hyper lapse functions that can capture and seize time which enchants you in the beauty of time travel.
Smooth-Q2 offers a full-range POV mode for 360°synchronous movement on all three axes smoothly which offers an immersive experience.
SMOOTH-Q2 has advanced Vortex Mode built-in which gives filmmakers the freedom to create infinite 360-degree barrel shots.
SMOOTH-Q2 provides advanced object tracking function locking the person/object after it is selected. Minimal delay makes SMOOTH-Q2 always ready and remain steady.
With Smooth-Q2, you no longer need professional filming equipment to achieve that cinematic effect. Q2 allows you to create the famous Hitchcock dolly zoom effect with your mobile device.
Here is an unedited demo video for you.
ZHIYUN Tech is a company focused on creating and developing professional camera stabilization system. Its product is loved by videographers worldwide. In ZHIYUN, we believe that everyone can be a filmmaker and we are constantly working towards this belief. Our dedication has enabled us to break boundaries and go beyond customer’s expectations. We believe it is our mission to provide worldwide customers with a comprehensive set of innovative solutions and devices that redefines the way people record life.
Listen to our Chief Designer, Nancy, to find out about the thought process that went into designing SMOOTH-Q2.
ZHIYUN is a company focused on innovations of filming gear since 2014. Over the years, we have been constantly pushing ourselves and breaking boundaries. In ZHIYUN, we value customer feedback. Hence, we have gathered all of our customers’ feedback and finally came up with the new SMOOTH-Q2. An innovation like never before.
Moreover, our belief that 'everyone can be a filmmaker’ motivates us to keep on creating the powerful camera gear for everyone who has a dream of becoming a filmmaker. Thus, SMOOTH-Q2 is born to empower people like you and me.
For this Smooth-Q2, we are launching it on Kickstarter as it is a place where creativity flows, which is a perfect match for our core beliefs. The Kickstarter community is filled with innovative and creative individuals. At prototype stage, we want to hear the feedback from the most active creator community on earth so that we could polish our product to the next level. As an echo to our belief ‘everyone can be a filmmaker’. We want to give back the love we received and also to creators who have the dream of becoming a filmmaker. Hence, at the end of this campaign, we will be donating 1% of the total revenue raised to the filmmaking community.
All the accessories listed below will be included in the premium package only. Will not be available as add-ons through this campaign.
Right now, we are still prototyping our product. After the end of this campaign, we will still be doing testing to ensure its quality. We will be keeping the kickstarter community updated.
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Risks and challenges
We are currently working hard at our software iterations with our seed users, consolidating production plan and coordinating 3rd party vendors, e.g. international logistics. However, we still would like to inform you certain risks and challenges.
International Logistics Risk
Our gimbal include battery which make them more difficult to ship. The speed and price of the shipping may vary with the number of units we deliver to each country.
Supply Chain Risk
We’ve spent the past two years building a very capable supply chain team. However, component delays and unexpected shortages can occur. If this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and try our best to quickly solve the problem.
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